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About me

I am an illustrator currently studying Children's Book Illustration at the Leith School of Art in Edinburgh. I am still in the process of developing my portfolio and improving my creative work. 

I currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my partner. I am originally from Croatia and moved to the UK about five years ago to pursue a creative career.

 

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Art and Design and a few years of experience as a graphic designer. I have also been making art ever since I was a child and have extensive experience with both traditional and digital media.

My goal is to become a full-time illustrator one day and help children learn and create happy memories through art.

 

I am eager to learn and grow my experience so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a creative project in mind. I would be happy to help!

My Creative Journey

My journey as an artist started as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil, and drag it in circles along the walls of my parent’s flat. I have also thoroughly covered the family dining table in acrylic paint on more than one occasion. Needless to say, I’ve had a supportive family from the start.

 

I started making my first illustrated stories while I was still in nursery, doodling them on pieces of folded paper. I also took part in various art clubs and had my art exhibited at the Mimara museum in Zagreb, Croatia. 

 

In primary school I started using my creative talent for good by helping others with their creative projects, teaching them how to draw different animals, and even taking some of my first commissioned projects which i would later find trampled on the floor. But I kept going. 

 

I decided to make a living from what I love while I was still in high school. I’ve had multiple supportive teachers in the United States who let me doodle in class, exhibit my work and take part in exhibitions which in turn earned me a couple of prizes and recognition in the local community. 

 

In 2018 I moved to the UK to study and after four years of hard work I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Visual Communication and Design. During my time there I was also lucky enough to meet my fiancé Ami. We now live and work in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

 

During my studies I made an effort to get additional experience by taking part in workshops for the V&A Museum in Dundee, participating in a summer illustration course in Italy, and taking part in creative studio internships in Croatia and the UK. As a recent graduate I am determined to keep working on my creative skills and developing my portfolio. 

 

Most recently I have enrolled in a Children's Book Illustration course at the Leith School of Art in Edinburgh where I am currently studying. I am looking forward to this next chapter!

 

Thank you for reading.

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